Shandong Lanxiang Senior Technical School drew attention with its decision to invest 10 million yuan in a new e-sports major and related facilities in September. Lanxiang said it would subsequently invest more than another 10 million yuan in constructing venues and setting up a team for competitions.
Missfresh partner Xiao-hui Xu announced at the Third A20 New Agricultural Festival on December 24 that Missfresh would complete a new round of financing next week. The capital obtained will be used for unmanned convenience sales.
Pegatron, an Apple's original equipment manufacturer, announced today that its mainland subsidiary spent NT $1.14 billion (250 million yuan) to buy a factory in Chongqing.
The highlight of the flagship OnePlus 5T, unveiled in the second half of this year, is supports for the popular face unlock function.
The Beijing Securities Regulatory Bureau released an announcement on December 25 that former LeEco chairman YT Jia must return to China by December 31. Jia is required to fulfill his duty as LeEco's actual controller to deal with LeEco's risks and protect investors' rights and interests.
OPPO announced on the afternoon of Christmas Eve that it has upgraded its offline stores to open its first super flagship store in Shanghai.
After Apple released its rare statement on deliberately slowing down older iPhones, a Chinese non-government organization condemned Apple's planned obsolescence behavior, calling on boycotting its products and services until it gives reasonable explanation, stops similar practice and apologize to consumers.
Two Chinese online life service giants have stepped into the car-hailing business. Ctrip, a leading provider of travel services, launched car rental business together with Didi, Shouqi Group and AA Car Rent. At the same time, Meituan.com, a Chinese group buying website, launched a taxi service in seven cities.
Competition in the field of driverless cars is intense, and Baidu is suing its former senior executive.
2017 has seen the rise and fall of numerous new technologies and business models, stunning and mediocre products, and the rise and collapse of tech giants. At the end of the year, Tencent launched into the Top 10 companies in technology industry.
OnePlus and Disney released their cross-border product, a Star Wars branded version of the OnePlus 5T, in Mumbai, India on December 21. The phone, an 8 GB RAM and 128 GB ROM version, is priced 38,999 rupees (about 4,020 yuan).
Baidu and Huawei announced strategic cooperation in artificial intelligence on December 21. Baidu voice, visual recognition and other artificial intelligence technologies will be used in Huawei phones. In addition, Baidu's content ecology will also conduct in-depth cooperation with Huawei mobile phones.
Didi's two rounds of financing in 2017 totaled between US $9.5 billion and $10.5 billion. According to a Renaissance Capital report, there were 37 science and technology IPOs in the US that attracted $9.9 billion in financing in 2017. That would mean Didi's total capital raised this year is more than the total technology IPOs…
Idlefish is teaming with 50 organizations, including CACE (China Association of Circular Economy), Igooma, Youdemai, Aihuishou, Huishoubao, Yxianypin, Yueren, Souche, Zhima Credit and Ant Forest, in a movement toward an “idle-free society.”
Mobike announced it had reached strategic partnership with LINE, Japan's largest mobile social networking service provider, on December 20.